Google believed that someone might want to replace an iPhone with an Android smartphone

In 2015, Apple placed the Move to iOS application in the Play Store, thanks to which you can conveniently transfer data from an Android phone to an iPhone. It took 7 years for Google to let this reverse process.

The Switch To Android application is now available in App Store. It will help you transfer data from iPhone to Android smartphone

Created by Google, the Switch To Android application allows you to wirelessly transfer from an iPhone contacts, calendar events, photos and videos. It also contains instructions on disabling the iMessege service so that text messages are sent to the new phone.

Switch To Android, unfortunately, does not allow you to pull out the list of applications on the iPhone to install their equivalents on your Android smartphone. This is due to iOS system limitations; external programs cannot access the list of installed applications.

Good news: Switch To Android is here. The bad news: it’s not working

The application launched on the iPhone asks you to scan the QR code displayed on your Android smartphone to connect to a special hotspot.

The problem is that Android smartphones do not generate such codes yet. Most likely such a feature will be added to the initial system configurator and will potentially not require all software updates. Google will most likely add such a feature automatically by updating Google Play Services in the background.

So far, Google has not made much effort to make it easier for iPhone users to switch to Android

It is true that during the initial configuration, Android smartphones have been suggesting transferring data from the iPhone for years, but the entire mechanism was neglected. After clicking on this option, the smartphone simply sends you to the website android.com/switch.

On the mentioned page there is an instruction … to transfer data to the Google Drive cloud. And that’s neither quick nor convenient. Especially if someone has dozens of gigabytes of photos and videos on their iPhone.

The data-transfer application will directly facilitate the matter. Now all you need to do is get Google to make Switch To Android work.


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